Advanced Photoshop Skills: Masking a photo using its own using layers

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Learn how to mask a photo with itself, resulting in a glowing and romantic effect. Here we cover the use of a layer mask, the gaussian blur filter, the multiply blend mode, and hue and saturation adjustment layer.

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  1. Hi skept725,

    This technique works best of photos that you won’t mind having blow highlights and that would benefit from a soft-focus look. So I’d recommend giving it a try on some wedding and portrait photos.

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